ADL honors the Quiat Family at its Inaugural ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy & Art™, a Society of Fellows Event on November 12, 2013

  • November 20, 2013

The Anti-Defamation League honored the Quiat family for its generations of dedication to civil rights on November 12, 2013 at the Mountain State’s Regions Society of Fellows event – ArtWorks ADL:  Justice, Advocacy & Art™.  The event included a festive cocktail reception and silent art auction featuring original works of art by nearly 40 of the region’s premiere artists.  The artists created works inspired by ADL’s Centennial theme, Imagine a World Without Hate®. The money raised will go towards the work of ADL fighting bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism; combating bias, bullying and hate; advocating for civil rights and religious freedom; training law enforcement about extremist groups; responding to hate crimes; and addressing complaints of discrimination.


At the event, the Quiat Family announced that in honor of the late Gerald Quiat, a former Regional Board Chair and National Commissioner of ADL, they will underwrite the cost of sending high school students from the Mountain States Region to join the Anti-Defamation League’s Youth Leadership Mission.  Their generous investment in ADL will enable a culturally and religiously diverse group of high school students to join other youth from across the country as they explore the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  At ArtWorks ADL, Melinda Quiat called on the community to match her family’s gift in order to bring this amazing program to fruition. To make your matching gift, please contact Assistant Director of Development Allyson Hakala at or 303-830-7177.


Students from Denver School of the Arts in grades 6-11 also contributed artwork that was displayed in a separate featured exhibit at the event. ADL’s No Place for Hate® campaign is woven into the fabric of Denver School of the Arts. According to school counselor Gary Lubell, “In a school that embraces the notion that you’re free to be yourself while growing your talent in one of eleven majors, No Place for Hate is a natural fit.  We’re happy to report that free spirit, acceptance and respect fill our hallways and classrooms.” 


To purchase a commemorative poster of the event, to make a tribute or for information about next year’s event please call 303-830-7177 x225. To see Blacktie Colorado’s story about this terrific event, as well as a short video and photographs, click here: